[With a single blow, taken down,] Simon Perchik

Urban-3Transient, 12X22, watercolor, Gary Buhler


With a single blow, taken down
though this wooden frame
was once above the treeline

where nothing struggles or drains
or keeps the air from thinning out
as snow filled with empty spaces

-it’s your usual photograph
clears your fists the way a boxer
is walked to the nearest corner

in time for your forehead to dry
put to your mouth a likeness
yell at the wood, at the glass, the jaw.

Simon Perchik

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